Area ladies were honored at the 2016 Women of Achievement Awards ceremony Wednesday night.
Eight women were honored for committing themselves to the empowerment of women, support cultural diversity and serving as role models to women in the community. Of those who were recognized was Kinsey Roberts, who is also the youngest candidates to receive the ‘Bright Future Award’ this year.
“I’m very blessed to be receiving this award because, I do what I do because, I want to do it not to receive an award but, it feels nice every once an a while to be recognized. It’s important to be involved in your community because, one change can make a in the world and that’s what I want to do. I want to change the world. No matter how big or small it’ll be a change,” said Roberts.
Roberts said she wouldn’t be where she is today had it not have been for the support and guidance she received from a former ‘Bright Future Award’ winner.
“When I was a freshman there was a junior Sarah Holdren who was a previous ‘Bright Future Award recipient. She inspired me to get involved and made me try new things that was going on in the school and activities that I should be involved in and she was such an inspiration to me. That’s why I am standing where I am today because she was such an inspiration,” said Roberts.
Roberts said she advises women to never give up on your dream because you never know how big of a difference you can make.